Why incidental music?

As with very many (perhaps too many) things in my life, it all began with Sibelius. During my undergraduate degree I had discovered Sibelius’s symphonies and, after some soul-searching, decided that I loved this music enough to pursue a Masters on Sibelius, and try to build an academic career studying Nordic music. I threw myself... Continue Reading →

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How to stage a radical Shakespeare

It’s April 1920, and we’re in Gothenburg, Sweden. We’re on our way to the Lorensberg Theatre, to see a production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Critics have been raving about it. It’s been hailed as marking a new ‘epoch in Swedish theatre history’, so we’re off to see what all the fuss is about.... Continue Reading →

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